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Phillies Links, 6/19/13: Breathe Through Your Nose and Stop Booing Jayson Werth

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Phillies fans' Pavlovian recent tendency to boo Jayson Werth is tiresome, loathesome, and loathesomely tiresome.

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Werth explained that this wasn't what it seems. "I was laughing when I said what I said. I was just kind of going along with what Rizz said, which was that he hated the Phillies because he was tired of getting his butt kicked by them. And I was kind of like, 'Yeah, I hate the Phillies, too. Ha ha.' So, it was totally out of context. People were rubbed the wrong way," Werth said before Tuesday's game.

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For each team that pulled into a second place tie and picked up ground on the Braves, there's another team that didn't. Nice reminder that Frandsen's hit ideally should have been fielded by Bryce Harper. But then again, Frandsen's hit ideally was an Utley grand slam, so.

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Well, yeah. But that doesn't mean that I won't enjoy him doing Little Things to help the Phillies Win Ballgames.

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Fingerable curls.

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Kind of surprising that nearly all of the Phillies who qualify on this list aren't all that far off their projections.

ICYMI This Week

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Points are good ones, but the White Sox may not want to deal to the Tigers.

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We referred to this David Murphy piece a lot in yesterday's thread about Charlie Manuel.

NL BEast Modalities

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First there was this.

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Then this happened. Be more worried about a Mets rotation of Harvey and Wheeler long term than appreciative of the help the Phillies got in the standings yesterday.

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Bush League Blog

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Keep your pants on and don't tip over the water jug. The Mud Hens are not a very good team.

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Zach Green, though. And Mitch Rupert! YAY MITCH RUPERT.